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Champs Recap - Upcoming Meets

Hello EMAC

We are heading into the final stretch of our summer season and I wanted to update everyone prior to our final two meets, ABE Champs and Senior Zones.

It’s hard to put into words just how well our swimmers have performed at champs.  Collectively over 4 days at Senior Champs, 3 days at Silver Champs, 4 days at JO’s, and one day at SSL Champs, I didn’t see a more impressive team.  Teams may have outscored us.  Teams may have been more impressive in spots.   

But EMAC was on fire at   every      single      meet. 


MIDDLE ATLANTIC SENIOR CHAMPS       EMAC Improvements

EMAC had a tremendous showing at Senior Champs. 

15 swimmers accumulated 63 fastest times.  Our boys Medley Relay of Nick Soares, Michael Iacobelli, Janik Wing, and Al Bell almost took gold, finishing second, from the 1st heat.   Al Bell, Pat McAllister, Raahi Klar-Chaudhuri, and Janik Wing finished 3rd in the 400 FR-R.  Nick Soares, Janik Wing, Raahi Klar-Chaudhuri, and Al Bell placed 7th in the 800 FR-R. 

The following swimmers made finals or placed in the top-32

Al Bell:

  • 100 FR – 10th
  • 200 FR – 18th
  • 100 FL – 4th (Winter Junior National Cut)
  • 200 IM – 19th

Mikey Brennan:

  • 1500 – 30th

Ethan Carr

  • 1500 FR – 31st
  • 200 BK – 15th

Chelsea Gravereaux

  • 50 FR – 28th
  • 100 FR – 14th
  • 200 FR – 23
  • 400 FR – 30th
  • 100 FL – 29th

Michael Iacobelli

  • 100 BR – 16th
  • 200 BR – 18th
  • 200 FL – 31st
  • 200 IM – 8th

Reilly King

  • 800 FR – 21st
  • 1500 FR – 12th

Raahi Klar-Chaudhuri

  • 50 FR – 11th
  • 100 FR – 23rd

Nick Soares

  • 200 FR – 20th
  • 400 FR – 16th
  • 800 FR – 27th
  • 1500 FR – 16th
  • 100 BK – 21st
  • 200 BK – 23rd

Janik Wing

  • 100 FL – 5th
  • 200 FL – 25th
  • 200 IM – 25th

MIDDLE ATLANTIC SILVER CHAMPS       EMAC Improvements

30 swimmers accumulated 113 fastest times. 

The following swimmers made finals or placed in the top-16:

Bella Buchman

  • 50 FR – 2nd
  • 100 FR – 4th
  • 200 IM – 11th
  • 100 FL – 1st

Genevieve Fry

  • 50 BK – 7th (1st 11-12 JO Cut)
  • 100 BK – 5th
  • 200 BK – 7th

Annika Gally

  • 50 FR – 3rd
  • 100 FR – 8th
  • 200 BR – 7th
  • 200 IM – 6th

Sophia Iacobelli

  • 100 BR – 9th
  • 200 BR – 13th

Izzy Johnson

  • 200 FR – 7th
  • 100 FL - 2nd

Brady King

  • 200 FR – 3rd
  • 400 FR – 4th
  • 50 BK – 1st    (11-12 JO cut)
  • 50 FL – 10th
  • 100 FL – 7th
  • 400 IM – 1st

Patty Kuzdzal

  • 50 FR – 12th
  • 100 FR – 12th
  • 100 FL – 12th
  • 200 IM – 11th

Caroline Nelson

  • 400 FR – 12th
  • 100 BK – 10th
  • 100 FL – 8th

Bobby Persose

  • 100 BK – 9th
  • 100 BR – 3rd
  • 200 BR – 9th (first 13-14 JO cut)
  • 400 IM – 16th

Paul Petre

  • 50 FR - 3rd   (First Senior Champs Cut)
  • 200 FR – 2nd
  • 100 BR – 5th
  • 200 BR – 10th

Luke Rautzhan

  • 100 BK – 4th
  • 200 BK – 5th
  • 200 IM – 3rd

Peyton Rautzhan

  • 200 FR – 5th
  • 200 IM – 9th
  • 100 BK – 10th

Hailey Reinhard

  • 100 BR – 11th
  • 200 BR – 8th

Ruhbani Sidhu

  • 50 FR – 9th  (First Senior Champs Cut)

Izzy Sparaco

  • 100 FR – 13th
  • 50 BK – 5th (1st 11-12 JO cut)
  • 100 BR – 12th
  • 50 FL – 13th
  • 100 FL – 13th
  • 200 IM – 9th
  • 400 IM – 5th

James Taylor

  • 50 FR – 5th
  • 100 FR – 4th
  • 200 FR – 4th
  • 50 BK – 13th
  • 100 BK 13th
  • 200 BK – 7th
  • 50 FL – 15th
  • 100 FL – 6th
  • 200 IM – 7th

Laryssa White

  • 200 BR – 11th

Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics -        EMAC Improvements

9 swimmers accumulated 27 fastest times.  In fact, EMAC swimmers put up fastest times in 27 out of 29 events.  Our swimmers made a definitive statement at this meet.  They swam fast, but their growth as athletes in race preparation, race execution, mental discipline, and attitude exceeded what was an incredible performance against the best swimmers in MA.

The 400 Medley Relay team of Avery King, Lauren Sharp, Mya Puentes, and Peyton Rautzhan got 4th place from the 1st heat, demonstrating just how bright the future is for our Senior Girls swimming over the next few years. 

Our swimmers consistently outswam their seed to move into finals, making us one of the hottest teams there.  

The following swimmers made finals or placed in the top-24:

Izzy Johnson

  • 50 FR – 11th
  • 50 FL – 20th

Avery King

  • 100 FR – 14th
  • 200 FR – 11th
  • 400 FR – 14th
  • 800 FR – 15th
  • 1500 FR – 13th
  • 100 BK – 21st
  • 200 BK – 18th

Bobby Perose

  • 200 BR - 21st

Mya Puentes

  • 50 FR – 16th

Luke Rautzhan

  • 50 FR – 6th
  • 100 FR – 13th
  • 200 FR – 6th
  • 400 FR -13th
  • 800 FR – 13th
  • 1500 FR – 14th

Peyton Rautzhan

  • 50 FR – 8th
  • 100 FR – 7th

Lauren Sharp

  • 100 BK – 13th
  • 200 BK – 19th
  • 100 BR – 3rd
  • 200 BR – 7th
  • 200 IM – 16th

Andy Wendling

  • 100 FL – 23rd

ABE Champs and Senior Zones

Good luck to all EMAC swimmers representing their summer teams at ABE Champs on Saturday.  

EMAC also has 7 swimmers heading to Buffalo on Aug 1 for Senior Zones:  Al Bell, Evan Bova, Ethan Carr, Raahi Klar-Chaudhuri, Miachael Iacobelli, Nick Soares, and Janik Wing.

Keep the ball rolling, EMAC!!!

 


The Collective Effort of Our Athletes

The collective efforts of our athletes over the past 6 weeks has been phenomenal.  With one meet remaining, EMAC has already posted its second best LCM VCC score ever.

What is a VCC Score?

To get a VCC score, USA Swimming tallies the power points for the team's top-2 times in each event for swimmers ages 11 and over.   Each swimmer can only score in 4 events.   Your total score is then compared to teams in USA Swimming, your zone, and your LSC. 

Why does EMAC care about our VCC score?

Because each swimmer can only score in 4 events, we must rely on and develop our depth to fill out our VCC score.  Yes, the best swimmers score the most per event, but our depth of swimmers impact our score significantly.  Take, for example, our  2017-2018 SCY VCC Score: 12 swims from Bronze Champs and over 70 swims from Silver Champs were counted in that tally.   That means in order to maximize our VCC score, we must really care about every level of swimmer on our team. 

How did EMAC do in VCC this year?

Click  HERE to see that EMAC just had our second-best year EVER in total VCC score.   The last time we scored over 100,000 points was in 2007, Coach O's last year as the Head Coach of EMAC.  Take note, however, that our score of 100,611 points only puts us at #12 in MA.  In 2007, 103,000 points put EMAC at #4 in MA.

We are on the verge of embarking on a season where we have made it our goal to earn the best VCC score in our team’s history.  

As we begin to set out sights on becoming one of the best teams in Middle Atlantic, please remember that the VCC score is just one measure of our team's progress and every level of swimmer will have a role in helping our team reach its goals.